Ms. Leah Stringer
Elementary Art/Music Teacher
Ms. Stringer joined our Glendale family in 2019, however she has been teaching Pre-K for the last 4 years. When asked what she loves most about her job, her answer was, “I love interacting with the kids and encouraging them everyday in their walk with God. Children are definitely the funniest people I know. I love that I am able to be a part of their life!”
Favorite Verse: Zephaniah 3:17, “For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a Mighty Savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
Ms. Stringer enjoys leading worship, hiking, swimming, game nights, movies and family and friends!
Mrs. Jessica Dumas
Ms. Jessica is our extended care, pre-school aide, and lunchroom aide and she has been with Glendale since 2013. She has this to say about her job, “I have always loved children. In the past, I taught horseback riding lessons to children. Here at the school, the teachers and staff put 100% into nurturing the children here, and to me, that is an important atmosphere to work in.”
A favorite quote: “We are not perfect and there is only one who is and that is God. Mistakes will be made and we have to remember forgiveness as we are forgiven for our sins by God.
When Ms. Jessica is away from work, she enjoys horses, camping, fishing, hiking, landscaping in her yard and making glass bead jewelry.
Mrs. Cynthia Holstein
Mrs. Sasha Tinker
Ms. Sasha has been with Glendale since 2014. She is the Art and Choir teacher. Ms. Sasha says this about working at Glendale, “I love interacting with the kids and just building them up on a daily basis. The funny things they say are the best and I love having the opportunity to impact their lives. Those little kids complete me. Working at Glendale has made me a better person.”
Favorite Quote: “Happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.”
Favorite Verse: Ephesians 2:22, “And in Him, you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.”
When Ms. Sasha is not at work, she enjoys singing, exploring nature trails and going to the beach.
Mr. Brian Strickland
Choir, Worship Team & Technical/Sound Support
Ms. Sandy Heinze
Ms. Cathy Ruquist
Ms. Cathy has been with Glendale since 2014. Ms. Cathy says, “I love working with the children and staff!” She also enjoys swimming, fishing, action movies and cooking.